Afshan Subohi

Rotten to the bone

Rotten to the bone

The anti-encroachment drive in Karachi is a cruel exercise in futility. Updated 07 Sep, 2020 10:09am
How quickly can firms bounce back?

How quickly can firms bounce back?

About 3-5pc of big businesses in Pakistan did manage to make adjustments to ride through the tough phase comparatively unscathed. Updated 10 Aug, 2020 08:11am
CPEC 2.0: full speed ahead

CPEC 2.0: full speed ahead

Independent experts found the assumption that the Chinese prefer a particular political party in Pakistan baseless. Updated 27 Jul, 2020 09:02am
Traders left at their wits’ end

Traders left at their wits’ end

"The government is perceived as an alien entity when it turns a blind eye to people’s compelling problems". Updated 06 Jul, 2020 08:17am
Adjusting to the new normal

Adjusting to the new normal

More than half of the top 150 CEOs consider federal budget a non-event, according to a recent survey. Updated 29 Jun, 2020 08:14am
A wash-rinse-repeat exercise

A wash-rinse-repeat exercise

The historical baggage of corruption, political biases and underperformance failed to rekindle hope or generate much goodwill Published 23 Jun, 2020 11:18pm
Crunched in the middle

Crunched in the middle

The share of kitchen expenditure in household income is going to rise significantly for the middle class. Updated 15 Jun, 2020 03:52pm
The fiscal fight drags on

The fiscal fight drags on

Big business wishes to cover its losses and quell the possibility of a disaster tax on the corporate sector Updated 08 Jun, 2020 08:18am
Eid economy recuperates

Eid economy recuperates

Pakistanis are estimated to have spent Rs560bn on Eid, down 30pc from the 2019 estimate of Rs800bn. Updated 27 May, 2020 10:42am
Easing away from lockdown

Easing away from lockdown

Joblessness seems to have weakened the government’s resolve to extend the lockdown until the deadly virus plateaus. Updated 11 May, 2020 08:49am
Adrift in a sea of uncertainty

Adrift in a sea of uncertainty

The future of the country in the end will depend on the lessons learned from the current experience. Updated 06 May, 2020 09:54am